Product Picks #4: Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips

by Jamie Sanford on April 12, 2013

My next product pick are the Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips. These are a fairly new addition to the arsenal of nail products available, but I only recently had a real try with them.

I had purchased a set of these when they first came out, and when I finally went to use them, they appeared to have dried out. I do see a warning on the Sally Hansen product page warning of strips drying out after they are opened, but I don’t remember now if they had been previously opened. Either way, the actual strips are in a sealed package inside the box, so keep them in there until you are ready to apply!  Because of the dry factor, I only managed to do an accent nail last time. However, in celebration of the start of the 2013 Formula One season, I picked these up. They are called Check Please. Here are the results:

How great are these?!? They looked amazing, and they had no chips until 4 days after application – and it was a small chip on the tip of my index finger which will always chip first. My application was not at all perfect, but it wasn’t nearly as hard as I anticipated, and again, the staying power is ridiculously good. You remove the strips with normal nail polish remover, and that took some work in my previously discussed Target Dip-It polish remover tub. They are seriously sticky once applied.  I got tons of compliments on the nails in person, including being slightly accosted by a diner waitress who had some impressive claws of her own.

I think I will reach for these again when I’m going into a situation where I will not want to do my nails – I’m thinking long weekends, vacations, or any time when I want to have one of the lovely designs on my hands. Check out a big selection to shop from here on Amazon. I bought this recent set at CVS for something around $13 (I went for them as I got $5 in CVS bucks in return) The prices are much lower on Amazon, but I’m sure shipping charges may come into play as well.

Have you tried the Sally Hansen Salon Effects?

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